Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Peacock

I got inky the other day and this is what I made.

I used the gorgeous Peacock cling stamp from Hero Arts. I inked it with tea dye, rusty hinge and a little crushed olive on the edges then clear-embossed it. I then colored the image with distress inks using Q-tips.

I think the background came out a little darker than I expected, but I still like how this came out. The patterned papers are from the Que Sera Sera collection by K & Company. This is a very pretty collage collection, but I used the B-sides for the rich colors and subtle patterns that would better support my image.

The little tab is also a piece of paper from the same paper collection. The sentiment is from PTI's anniversary set Round & Round.

That's all for today. Hope you have a beautiful Tuesday! =)


Thanks for stopping by!


supplies:
cardstock: Papertrey Ink
stamps: Hero Arts (Peacock), Papertrey Ink (sentiment)
patterned paper: K & Company
inks: VersaMark, Tim Holtz Distress Ink, Perfect Match by Papertrey Ink
border punch: Fiskars
edge distresser: Close To My Heart

32 comments:

Sarah said...

I absolutely LOVE this card, Alice! Fabulous colors!

carole~ish said...

mmmmmmm, mmmmmmmm, mmmmmmmm.... ;)

~amy~ said...

This is such a striking card Alice...love the warm/vibrant colors!

Nancy said...

I think your card turned out marvelous! It is very striking and the background is perfect with the exotic vibe!

Sasya said...

Alice, this is gorgeous!!

BabyBokChoy said...

beautiful inking and for some reason, this looks like silk!!! awesome stuff!

Nat said...

wow! this is a beauty!! Outstanding creation, so beautiful!

Pegg S said...

So gorgeous!! Makes me want to play with my Hero Arts stamps and distress inks :)

Lizziski said...

This is gorgeous Alice, I love the colours

Deirdre said...

Alice, stunning, love it. Bet your fingers are still recovering!!!

AnitaRex said...

Oh alice this card is soooo amazing! When I saw it on my reader I yelped with excitement! It's sooo pretty! Love the colors! So amazing!

donna mikasa said...

This is amazing, Alice! Distress inks and Q-tips? Oh my.....I saw the peacock cling but didn't think much of it but after seeing this--WOW! Gorgeousness!!

Ayana Posadas said...

Stunning card, Alice!
Those colors look absolutely gorgeous on the kraft cardstock! Fabulous job! :)

Kim Dellow said...

Just love your Inkiness! Wonderful design and colours Alice. Kim

Sue McRae said...

I just love the amazing colours on this Alice! I want to run out and buy this stamp now!

CinnamonSally said...

Wow Alice love your stunning peacock, what a fabulous card.

Amy said...

This card is so rich and lush looking... WOWZERS! Fabulous card my friend! :)

~kelly marie~ said...

I am SO in love with this! So stunning!

1LuvnMama said...

Alice~
Your creations and distress inks are amazing! Luv all the neat techniques and this peacock is gorgeous in all her glory! :)

Rach said...

oh my word Alice, this is stunning .. amazing!!!
xxx

Karen B. said...

Wowza, stunning. Love this style from you.

Dana said...

*thud* this is my favorite card of yours Alice. Incredible.

Tiffany said...

Love this peacock stamp and the intricacy of your color choices! Beautiful!

Kryssi said...

that is GORGEOUS!!! and thks for your sweet comments, i am actually very nervous now, my card sucks. lol.

Virginia L. said...

Absolutely stunning!! Love the striking colors! Thanks for the kind words...xoxox

Stamping Cafe said...

A total wowzers, Alice!! So rich and striking... yummy!! I absolutely love it!!

Jane said...

LOVE LOVE it!

Jacqueline said...

Alice, you certainly know how to use these colors well - a totally beautiful card!!

Jill said...

This is a total knockout! I love the warm colors! PURE PERFECTION!

Monika Reeck said...

STUNNING coloring Alice....WOOOOW...no other words :) agree with all ladies comment...

Lisa Hjulberg said...

A very cool effect!!! Which reminds me... I need to play with my distress inks more.

Suzanne C said...

Love the vibrant colors on this! So rich and warm and then you colored it beautifully.

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